On Friday, February 23, Flautist Haley Rempel will present the U.S. premiere of Vertical Gardenin the Morse Recital Hall at Yale University. The concert will take place at 8:00 p.m.
On January 12 Ian Hodges and Charlene Pauls gave the world premiere of Las Blancas Sombras, for soprano and guitar. The work is a setting of poems by Antonio Machado, and was commissioned with financial assistance from the Manitoba Arts Council. The Hodges/Pauls Duo presented the U.S. premiere of the piece in Minneapolis the following week.
On January 27 John Racaru and Carole Pollard premiered Night Music, for violin and piano, at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
From February 8 through 16 the Harrington/Loewen Duo will be performing The Skin of Night on their tour of Atlantic Canada . Concerts include:
Thursday, February 8 King’s Theatre, Annapolis Royal, NS; Friday, February 9 – Woodlawn United Church, Dartmouth, NS (Dartmouth Community Concerts Association); Saturday, February 10 – Immaculata Hall, St. F. X. University, Antigonish, NS (Antigonish Performing Arts Series); Monday, February 12 – Arts & Culture Centre, Corner Brook, NL (Dept. of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Gov’t. of NL); Tuesday, February 13 – Arts & Culture Centre, Stephenville, NL (Dept. of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Gov’t. of NL); Wednesday, February 14 – Arts and Culture Centre, Labrador City, NL (Dept. of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Gov’t of NL); Friday, February 16 – First Church of the Nazarene, Moncton, NB (Moncton Community Concerts Association)
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On September 27 Theodore Kuchar conducted the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra in the world premiere of The Language of Water, a sixteen-minute composition for 22 solo strings. The work was commissioned with financial assistance from the Manitoba Arts Council.
The Skin of Night – July 2006, Harrington/Loewen Duo, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duos for Violin and Cello – June 20, 2006, Agassiz Summer Festival, Winnipeg, Canada
New Work, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra – September 27, 2006, Winnipeg, Canada
The Composers’ Association of Serbia presented Matthews’ Miniatures on their 12th International Review of Composers. The concert took place in Velika Sala, Belgrade, on May 17; the performers were the Gudacki Quartet: Miloš Petrovic, violin, Ivana Cetkovic, violin, Nataša Stanojevic, viola, and Igor Cetkovic, cello.
On July 19, 2005, flutist Asako Arai performed Vertical Garden in Mexico City.
On October 6 and 10, 2005, the Mexico City Woodwind Quintet performed Away, tear away at concerts at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the Cervantino Festival.